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The coast of the North East of England and parts of Scotland are now seeing grey seals return to give birth to pups. At a few weeks old, the pups will go to sea to prepare to live an independent life. Now Northumberland Wildlife Trust asks members of the public who see any young seals basking on the region’s coastline not to panic and to leave them alone. Keep dogs under control and away from young seals.
Beginning in 1951, wardens on the Farne Island off the coast of Northumberland have been counting and tagging seal pups born on the Islands. That means that this year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the longest ever British mammal surveys. The event is being celebrated by the National Trust which notes that the number of pubs born each year has trebled, from 500 to 1499. The islands are home to the largest colony of Atlantic grey seals off the coast of England.